Lemongrass Cochin Essential Oil – Cymbopogon citratus – (Poaceae) – is processed by steam distillation where the plant grows profusely in the Cochin region of India. Lemongrass Cochin Essential oil has been used in Indian Ayurvedic medicine for the treatment of fevers and infections in people for hundreds of years.
Lemongrass oil is a very common oil used in Aromatherapy, in skin care as a toning agent and can help externally either blended with a carrier oil or on its own, to help cure fungal infections.
Lemongrass can be used as a domestic cleaning product as a substitute for chemicals as it can be an effective cleaning agent around the home or office. The light grassy note of this oil does not penetrate the air and therefore is not intrusive like some of the more potent essential oils that can be used for the same purpose.
In a diffuser, Lemongrass Essential Oil can revive the mind and act as an energiser when feeling lethargic. As we have tried the oil in a diffuser for use in the home, blended with Lemon Scented Gum, this oil has been an effective insect and mosquito deterrent. In some countries Lemongrass on its own is used as a repellent to deter insects.
This oil blends well with many other essential oils and with its grassy aroma blends well with citrus oils. It is a very popular essential oil and supply is always good.
The leaves of the plant are used in South East Asian cooking, often with fish and curries.
Store your Lemongrass in a cool dry place below 30° and away from the reach of small children. Lemongrass essential oil is not to be taken and seek medial advice or from your Aromatherapist for use if pregnant.
Major Plant chemicals: Citral, Geraniol, Geranyl acetate
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